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Classical Guitar For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-54156-2
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360 pages
April 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know the Classical Guitar.

Chapter 1: An Acoustic Guitar in a League of Its Own.

Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Play.

Chapter 3: Deciphering Music Notation and Tablature.

Part II: Starting to Play: The Basics.

Chapter 4: One Note at a Time: Playing Simple Melodies.

Chapter 5: Rolling the Notes of a Chord: Arpeggio Technique.

Chapter 6: Practicing Scales in First and Second Position.

Chapter 7: Exploring Musical Textures.

Part III: Improving Your Technique.

Chapter 8: Flat-Fingered Fretting with Barres.

Chapter 9: Getting a Smooth Sound with Slurs and Trills.

Chapter 10: Coloring Your Sound with Tone-Production Techniques.

Chapter 11: Scaling the Musical Ladder beyond Second Position.

Chapter 12: Combining Arpeggios and Melody.

Chapter 13: Combining Left-Hand Techniques While Playing up the Neck.

Part IV: Mastering Classical Guitar Repertoire.

Chapter 14: Playing Pieces by the Guitar Greats.

Chapter 15: Early Guitar Music from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras.

Chapter 16: The Guitar Comes of Age: The Classical, Romantic, and Modern Eras.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Classical Guitarists You Should Know.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Do When Shopping for a Classical Guitar.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Basic Guitar Care and Maintenance.

Appendix B: How to Use the CD.

Index.

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